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Scrooged at 30: How Bill Murray Turned A Christmas Carol On Its Head


In this modern take on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a staff member, Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past.

Directed by Richard Donner
Produced by Richard Donner, Art Linson
Screenplay by Mitch Glazer, Michael O’Donoghue
Based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Music by Danny Elfman
Cinematography Michael Chapman
Edited by Fredric Steinkamp, William Steinkamp
Release date November 23, 1988
Budget $32 million
Box office $100.3 million

Bill Murray
Karen Allen
John Forsythe
Bobcat Goldthwait
Carol Kane
Robert Mitchum
Michael J. Pollard
Alfre Woodard